Spring Forecast Shows Modest Rise In NH Tourism

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Forecasters are projecting a slight increase in the number of tourists visiting New Hampshire this spring.

A report prepared for the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development by the Institute for New Hampshire Studies, says the number will increase one percent from a year ago. In all, an estimated more than 6 million visitors are expected.

The report says spending by tourists and business travelers will rise by about two percent, to nearly $795 million.

The tourism agency says the top reasons for springtime visits to the Granite State include spring skiing, outdoor recreation, maple sugaring, visiting friends and relatives, and tax-free shopping.

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